3 December 2022
Under the theme “Contributing Youth Strength for the Creation of a Better Future,” the 2nd China-Africa Future Leaders’ Dialogue, hosted by Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and co-organized by Shandong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, was held online on Friday.
The dialogue saw the presence of nearly 300 delegates including youth representatives from China and 35 African countries.
During the discussion, Tang Zhouyan, Vice Chairperson of the Shandong Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, noted that Shandong has strengthened its cooperation with African countries in many areas, including the economy, trade, medical assistance, and education.
Tang emphasized that China and Africa should expand sub-national cooperation, as well as deepen mutual cooperation in the field of friendship cities, youth related issues and emerging industries, adding that Chinese and African youth need to develop comprehensive understandings of their mission and responsibilities, build mutual consensus, and jointly write a new chapter of practical cooperation between China and the African continent.
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